Hi! My name is Shimrit. I write for a living, do SEO / Online PR, work at various digital nomad / remote worker jobs and travel as much as I can (which is usually a few months a year. Not really enough, but there you go).
I run DIY Tel Aviv (http://www.diytelavivguide.com) which is an alternative city guide, but as I’ve spent most of my adult life in London and also travel to a bunch of other places looking for alternative / underground culture action, I’ve been wanting to write about other places for a while. So now this site is here, for when I’ve got useful information about places that are not Tel Aviv.
With the “New Normal” being what it is, and travel being a more expensive, complicated affair, I also find myself increasingly writing about travel nightmares, awful, greedy travel companies and airlines, and other pitfalls unsuspecting travellers may come across. It sucks that I need to do this instead of just writing cute guides about fun places, but at least I can help others avoid some bad experiences (even if I do have to go through those myself first).
My background is in creative writing and journalism , stage production, working in various roles on the London underground clubbing and festival scene (from technical production to running info stalls). I’ve written about travel and culture for the likes of Time Out, Rough Guides, Vice.com and a bunch of inflight magazines for the likes of Virgin, Easyjet and more.
I’m interested in alternative, conscious travel – supporting small local businesses, frequenting bars and venues that are threatened by gentrification and discovering interesting local underground culture wherever I’m at. I love visiting weird, beautiful places, seeing unusual things (including some pretty macabre stuff, as well as nerdy stuff) but ultimately what I love most is connecting with the awesome global network of people who enjoy the same sort of things I do and learning the different ways my favourite scenes manifest around the world. As a result, much of this site will be about cities, because I spend much of my travel time exploring cities.
However, every once in a while I do go and find an island, some hot springs or nature stuff to look at, so I’m sure there’ll be some of that too.
Feel free to talk to me if you want to work together in some way. I’m always happy to visit exotic places, see new things and meet new people.